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Members Statement: Prahran Football Club

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I recently attended the 80-year university of the Prahran football club's first premiership, where in 1937 they defeated Brunswick by two points in the Victorian Football Association (VFA) grand final in front of 10 000 people at Toorak Park. It was great to hear club legends Jack Morgans and Charlie Payne reminisce about the match they watched as boys.

AFL Grand Final tickets

Mr Hibbins (Prahran) — My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Tourism and Major Events. The action I seek is that the minister use his powers under the Major Sporting Events Act 2009 to allocate more tickets for competing club members in next year's AFL Grand Final.

Melbourne and Olympic Parks Amendment Bill 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Amendment Bill 2016, which changes the reservation status of Crown land in relation to the Tanderrum Bridge to the Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust. This is a pedestrian and cycling bridge that is connecting Birrarung Marr to the Melbourne Park precinct, which has been discussed by previous speakers, and is undergoing a significant and substantial redevelopment.

Greens call for Government to amend AFL Grand Final ticket scheme

Greens sport spokesperson Sam Hibbins has called on the State Government to amend the AFL Grand Final ticket scheme to allocate more tickets to competing club members. “The AFL is raking in profits from the Grand Final. It’s time they gave back to fans by increasing the ticket allocation to competing club members,” Sam Hibbins said. “Just 30 per cent of Grand Final tickets are allocated to competing club members while the AFL cashes in on corporate tickets. “It’s a slap in the face to loyal club members that corporate tickets worth thousands are already on sale. “The Minister for...

Victorian Budget Reply 2016

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to give the budget reply on behalf of the Victorian Greens and the residents of Prahran and not only to give our response to the state government's budget but also to outline our vision and our plan for Victoria. Victoria really is a great place to call home. That is why so many people from interstate and around the world are moving in and coming to Victoria. Now is the time to have the vision and courage to take the next big steps for Victoria: to make the transition to an economy powered by clean energy; to...

MEMBERS STATEMENT: Rugby Rainbow Round

Mr HIBBINS — I attended the opening of the Melbourne Chargers rugby season for the Rainbow Round at Orrong's Romanis Reserve in Prahran with Greens Higgins candidate, Jason Ball. I was pleased to be able to wear my rainbow laces along with the players to show my support for the fight against homophobia in sport. Our footy and rugby clubs have been known as bastions of homophobia and exclusion, but thanks to the efforts of clubs like the Chargers and Melbourne Unicorns many are now on the front line of changing attitudes, not just in sport but the wider community. Thanks to...

Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2015

Mr HIBBINS (Prahran) — I rise to speak on behalf of the Greens in the debate on the Kardinia Park Stadium Bill 2015. I am the first Greens speaker, but unfortunately I am the first non-Cats supporter to speak on this bill. I barrack for the Bombers — third generation. Before I start, the member for Ivanhoe reminded me of a story. I could very easily have been a Geelong supporter. My grandfather lived in the Geelong area and started off being a Geelong supporter, but he eventually moved and worked at a factory in Abbotsford which was owned by the director of the...

In the news: State government should step in for fans to get 60,000 AFL grand final tickets

It's time to give the AFL grand final back to the fans.  Just two weeks out from the AFL's biggest day there are calls to double the number of tickets for members of the competing teams.  Victorian Greens MP Sam Hibbins has called on the state government to use its powers to override the AFL's ticketing scheme and allocate more tickets to club members. Read the full article here.

Allocate more Grand Final tickets to footy fans

MEDIA RELEASE The Greens are calling on the state government to step in to ensure more members of competing clubs can attend the AFL Grand Final.